BREAKING: Plane diverts to avoid crash at Gladstone Airport

A QANTASLINK aeroplane had to take evasive action on its landing this afternoon because a light aircraft was in its airspace.

Second case against Carmichael mine dismissed

The group now wants the government to review its approval

Business closing down: Customer numbers dropped by 70%

Kelly from Mawa Exotics. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Another business owner announced she would close her store.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Gladstone jobs in limbo as company goes into administration

Gladstone depot - McAleese transport has gone into voluntary administration. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Future unknown for Gladstone depot workers

Same-sex marriage vote 'pointless' says researcher

“They need to give MPs a conscience vote and just get it done.''

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

Court to decide on Carmichael mine challenge

Adani Carmichael Mine.

Carmichael coal mine to be hit with a legal challenge

Magistrate sends man's 'serious' sex act case to district court

Baby dropped by Gladstone man after Bundaberg mum wakes to find a stranger in her bed doing a sex act.

Teen "laughs hysterically" in short-lived dash from cops

Teenage girl gets more jail time after she runs from police at Gladstone watch house.

Gladstone tradie grabs 'pure fantasy' sex toy

Tradie steals pregnancy test kit from a Gladstone chemist then returns to steal a fantasy sex toy

Biofuel boss inspects Yarwun site, talks financial challenges

TIM Rose had his flight delayed from Wagga Wagga on Wednesday due to fog but when he eventually arrived in Gladstone it was 23 degrees with 68% humidity.

Rio Tinto paid for $40m coal before ship owner 'vanished'

The stacker reclaimer and stockpiles at Kestrel Mine, with extension work visible in the distance.

RIO Tinto owned the coal load that is on an 'abandoned' ship.

New industry could turn backyard waste into millions

BIOFUEL BOOST: Dan Czubala shows Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk around the Northern Oil Refinery yesterday.

Green waste could soon become a commodity.

'Unreasonable': Curtis Island LNG companies score $8m rates cut

BACK down on legal stoush with LNG companies costs millions.

QAL charged with caustic spew over Gladstone homes, cars

QAL Refinery in Gladstone. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer

QAL charged with 'wilful serious environmental harm' over pollution.

Electrical industry leaders to speak on sector in Gladstone

INDUSTRY leaders to share knowledge at CQ trade show in Gladstone.

Here's 7 really cool jobs up for grabs in Gladstone

Reef off Heron Island - Courtesy of GAPDL

Ever wanted to live and work on an island?

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Gladstone pub unveils new menu with all hand-made ingredients

Rocky Glen hotel head chef Keith Symons, Ivan Turner, Penny Isenbert, David Roberts and Mel Noach.

"The new menu has seen a 40% improvement in food sales..."

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Here's how the news of Masters demise went out to it's 7000-strong workforce.

LETTER: Where are our rights, council?

Mayor Matt Burnett.Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

'Ratepayers no longer have the facility to formally ask questions'

LETTER: Prime minister rips off Labor's 'rejected' savings

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces his new cabinet during a press conference in Sydney, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Prime Minister Turnbull was forced to reshuffle his cabinet after the resignation of three ministers.

ABSOLUTELY astounding the prime minister steals Labor's budget cuts.

OPINION: Thousands in savings when Gladstone fluoride removed

The Western Downs Regional Council considered the removal of fluoride from the region's drinking water in 2013.

INQUIRY should be called if savings aren't passed on to ratepayers.

OPINION: Why can't Qld move on daylight saving

It's nearly time for the rest of Australia to adjust clocks

OPINION: Community chips in when car breaks down

Cheryl Royal-Scott, right, was overwhelmed by the help she received when she had car troubles last week.

Community spirit is well and truly alive in the Gladstone region.

SOAPBOX: Welcoming the new era of celebrity

Lachie Smart was 18 years, 7 months and 21 days when he touched down on August 27 as the youngest person to circumnavigate the world by aircraft, solo.

The world needs more role models like Lachlan Smart.

Jobs lost at Sibelco's Central Queensland operations

Several jobs will be lost at Sibelco's Parkhurst operations.

The company will wind back operations at two of its plants

Three separate crashes on Bruce Highway causing delays

Ambulance generic

Paramedics respond to three Bruce Highway crashes

Ice ring busted: Up to 140 charged in Roma, Dalby, Burnett

Over 140 people have been charged with weapon and drug offences.

Ipswich man's $701,000 mortgage-killing win

Golden Casket

Winning lotto ticket purchased at Ipswich newsagency

Nick Xenophon team to block marriage equality plebiscite

Nick Xenophon in Toowoomba to endorse Groom candidate, Josie Townsend. Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Turnbull's plans for a plebiscite suffer massive blow

Mum wants Mia's ashes scattered around the globe

'In my head she’s still alive, well and living in Australia'

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Enraged dad totals car after daughter caught fooling around

This is the hilarious moment a father destroys his own car

Pauline Hanson: "I don't hate Asians, Muslims"

Pauline Hanson

One Nation leader carries Koran in her bag 'for reference'

Passengers snap photos as plane's engine falls apart

This is what it looks like when part of a plane's engine falls off

BOM staff set to strike after 3 years of failed talks

On average, a severe thunderstorm can produce approximately 6,000 lightning strikes every minute

BOM staff are turning to industrial action after failed pay talks

Death of man, 72, tragic reminder of flood danger

DANGER SIGN: A damaged flood sign at Martin Bridge .

Neighbours say death is a reminder of the dangers of flood waters

Lightning strike kills more than 300 Reindeer in Norway

A handout picture provided by the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljodirektoratet) shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer which were found dead on Hardangervidda, Norway, 28 August 2016. The animals apparently died after lightning struck the central mountain plateau. EPA/HAVARD

Norwegian authorities made the grisly find over the weekend

Man dead minutes after sentenced to 13 years in jail

Jason Binkiewicz, a 42-year-old from Ohio, had been found guilty of attempted murder

Jason Binkiewicz had pleaded insanity after shooting man in face

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

Celebrating Juno: NASA's best images of Jupiter

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

We share the most iconic images of Jupiter

Jupiter and Venus in closest encounter for 50 years

Even with a small telescope the heaven will reveal plenty of their mysteries.

most people will be able to see with the naked eye

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Barack Obama in VR goggles sparks photoshop war

US President Barack Obama ends up in a Photoshop battle on Reddit

Barack Obama caught in Photoshop battle.

Would you pat a tiger shark like these guys?

Caption: Buderim diver Tony Isaacson took years to overcome his fear of sharks.

Incredible footage of sharks being petted shows interaction can work

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

Navy man Keller ready to marry a perfect stranger

Former Navy engineer Keller is a participant in season three of Married At First Sight.

Tattoos are just the surface of Married At First Sight groom.

Ozzy cheated with 5 women in 5 countries: Sharon

Sharon Osbourne claims her husband Ozzy has cheated on her

The Big Music Quiz gives The Block a run for its money

Darren McMullen hosts the TV series The Big Music Quiz.

NEW challenger in TV ratings race shakes up Sunday night.